The CINS Blog

Intrusion Prevention, Threat Intelligence, and all things Network Security.

Securing the Internet of Things

Last update on Aug. 16, 2017.

Remotely monitoring and configuring your doorbell, washer and dryer, thermostat, security cameras, or just about any applicance or wearable you can imagine is pretty cool. And, the list of IoT devices gets larger every day.

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June is National Internet Safety Month

Last update on Jun. 12, 2017.

National Internet Safety Month is designated by the U.S. Congress and supported by the National Cyber Security Alliance. NCSA advises everyone to follow three easy steps before going online: Stop. Think. Connect.™ At Sentinel IPS, we couldn’t agree more.

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WannaCry Ransomware Attacks Over Mother’s Day Weekend

Last update on May. 16, 2017.

By now, I’m sure you’re aware of the WannaCry ransomware strain (also known as WanaCrypt0r and Wcry), which broke out over this past weekend. It is currently distributed via a Windows operating system vulnerability in the SMB protocol, and has infected networks in 150 countries worldwide.

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Ransomware – It’s Baaaaa-aaaack!

Last update on Apr. 26, 2017.

Locky ransomware is back

If you haven't already heard, Locky is back! Borrowing another tactic from the Dridex playbook, we're seeing the Locky campaign use malicious .pdf email attachments as its preferred infection vector.

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Growing Number of HIPAA Breach Fines Enforced

Last update on Apr. 21, 2017.

Metro Community Provider Network (MCPN) – a public health nonprofit was fined and paid a $400,000 penalty for allowing a hacker to access employee email accounts and obtain electronic protected health information (ePHI) of 3,200 patients.

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Spear Phishing – It Can Happen to Anyone

Last update on May. 15, 2017.

I’ve been in the Network Security industry for more than 20 years, which may be the only reason my entire life was not compromised.

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Why We Sponsor the CINS Army Initiative

Last update on Jan. 10, 2017.

The Concept

By now, you may have heard of our CINS Army Initiative. (CINS stands for Collective Intelligence Network Security.)

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Sentinel IPS Launches CINS Army New Initiative

Last update on Dec. 20, 2016.

        FOR RELEASE Contact: Ginny McAdams +1.972.991.5005 x114 [email protected]     Sentinel IPS Launches CINS Army New Initiative Using specific and actionable data to strengthen collective IT network security   DALLAS – Dec. 13, 2016 – Sentinel IPS, a long-time sponsor of the Collective Intelligence Network Security (CINS) Army, announces a new…

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It’s All About Context – Night Club Part Deux

Last update on Dec. 2, 2016.


Deep packet inspection versus firewall protection aka The Bouncer.

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It’s all about the atTIrE

Last update on Nov. 7, 2016.


When is a necktie requirement more like a network security noose? Read on to find out how the best ruleset intentions can go awry and how Sentinel IPS protects your network....

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